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Case History

Custodial Services at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Contract Start Date: April 30, 1997
Nonprofit Agency Provider: Melwood Horticultural Training Center
Current Contract Value: $3.5M
Number of Employees: 58
Number of Facilities Cleaned: 84
Cleanable Space: approximately 1,806,771 Square Feet

Melwood provides all supervision, personnel and labor, supplies and materials, tools, equipment, communication devices, transportation and fuel, and management strategies necessary to carry out effective and comprehensive custodial services at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The term “custodial services” applies to all designated spaces at the Center, including but not limited to offices, laboratories, computer rooms, hallways and stairs, entrances, lobbies, restrooms, kitchens, loading docks, storage areas, mechanical rooms, elevators, sidewalks, exterior courtyards and exterior areas immediately adjacent to buildings. A combination of scheduled and government-ordered special services comprises the service requirement.

Custodial Services at U.S. Naval Station, Great Lakes, IL

Contract Start Date: March 30, 2001
Nonprofit Agency Provider: Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Annual Current Contract Value: $2.4 M
Number of Employees: 47
Number of Buildings Cleaned: 98
Number of Customers Served via the Naval Station Contract: 14

Ada S. McKinley is responsible for all aspects of the custodial service for Naval Station Great Lakes, managing janitorial services to ensure that facilities are clean, sanitary, and professional in appearance.

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Top Customers

Pentagon, Washington, DC

Redstone Army Base, Arsenal, Redstone, AL

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Library of Congress Buildings, Washington, DC

IRS Service Center, Philadelphia, PA

Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

NASA, Edwards AFB, CA

NASA, Marshall Flight Center, Huntsville, AL

GSA, Federal Buildings nationwide

Awards & Recognition

  • According to a 2007 GSA survey, AbilityOne custodial services ranked better than commercial custodial services in seven out of seven industry-recognized benchmarks.

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